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2018.03.15 - CJRC Workshop - Coercive Control

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OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus

2 George St

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Please join the Crime and Justice Research Centre and School of Justice for a workshop on ‘Coercive Control’, with leading practitioners and academics. Following the event, there will be a celebration of books recently published by Crime and Justice Research Centre members. Refreshments will be provided.

The concept of 'Coercive Control' as a means of making sense of the nature and extent of violence(s) in women's everyday lives has been around since the early 1980s. However its recent revitalisation by Evan Stark has resulted in rejuvenated interest in it in the policy domain. In England and Wales an offence of coercive control was introduced in December 2015 and a recent special edition of Criminology and Criminal Justice exposes this concept and associated legal and professional practices to international interrogation. The purpose of this workshop is to examine the efficacy of the implementation of this recent legislation alongside subjecting this concept to further critical interrogation with a view to examining its potential value for other jurisdictions.

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Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University, and a member of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Program. Her research examines family violence, the law of homicide, youth justice and the impact of criminal law reform across Australian and international jurisdictions. Kate has advised on homicide law and family violence reviews in several Australian jurisdictions and her research on the law of provocation has been cited in the High Court of Australia.

Rachel Neil is the Principal Solicitor of the Women’s Legal Service (WLS). Rachel is passionate about providing vulnerable women with high quality legal support and working towards a future where all women are free from violence. Prior to taking up the role of Principal Solicitor, Rachel was the WLS Domestic Violence Unit solicitor, a specialist unit that assists vulnerable women who have experienced high risk domestic violence. She has worked in the area of family law and domestic violence at WLS since 2001 and prior to that as a family lawyer with the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission.

Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool (U.K.), conjoint Chair of Criminology at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor at the QUT School of Justice. She is currently Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology and in July 2018 becomes president elect of the British Criminology Society. She is internationally recognised for her work on criminal victimisation (including terrorism) and gender and violence. In 2014 she received the British Society of Criminology’s award for outstanding achievement.



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OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus

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